Yo 11: Nevada now has a social media workplace privacy law too

Who would’ve guessed that, in June 2013, we’d have 11 states with social media privacy laws. I mean what are the odds? That’d be like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian deciding to name their baby daughter ‘North West’.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to check why my Twitter is blowing up.

Oh, good God!

Well, at least they didn’t name the kid, ‘Knorth.’ Because that would be plain weird. And well…

But anyway…

Last week, the State of Nevada amended one of its existing employment laws to prohibit an employer from conditioning the employment of an employee or prospective employee on his or her disclosure of the user name, password or any other information that provides access to the employee’s or prospective employee’s personal social media account. However, there is an exception for employers to request this information if necessary to comply with a state or federal law or regulation.

The new law goes into effect on October 1, 2013, and you can find more information on it here.

P.S. – For those of you still hatin’ on ‘North West’, what direction would you have named your newborn?

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